Adding Last Name?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I went back and forth, and in the end I dropped my original middle name and took my maiden as the middle.  Four names (and long names too 9 letters, 5 letters, 8 letters, 9 letters) was too much.  As my Mom said- your middle name will always be yours whether it shows on your paperwork or not.  I never showed my middle name on documents anyway, like credit cards, so it doesn’t feel any different not having it on my license and such now.  I know it’s still my middle name 🙂

Post # 3
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2045 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I had a similar scenario.  Lots of people drop their original middle name, but my middle name was named after a family member and I love it.  I ended up hyphenating.  I use my maiden name professionally, and my married name socially.  My PhD will have the hyphenated name to show both parts.  Other than that, I really only use the hyphenated name on my drivers license and passport and for other legal things (buying a house, taking out a loan- there really aren’t a lot of them).  

Post # 4
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2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I dropped my given middle name, which was Michelle, and moved my maiden name to my middle name.  I am a lawyer.  I use both names professionally.  Susan Smith Jones.

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